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Zssfssz 02-13-2012 01:58 AM

Priporatary Drivers
 
Where are the non-free drivers (stupid Intel wireless cards) repo? If it makes a difference (actualy with drivers I think it does) using x86_65.
And do you think I need to get the nonfree firmware too?

widget 02-13-2012 02:26 AM

You need the firmware-linux-nonfree first of anything else you may need.

cascade9 02-13-2012 02:59 AM

You just add 'non-free' to whatever repo you are using.

For example, you change from-

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main
To-

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deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian squeeze main contrib non-free
You might not need 'contrib'.

You can do that with a text editior, or you can do it from synaptic (Settings-> Repositories).

Listing the exact model intel wireless you want to get the drivers and firmware for would help a lot....

You probably want 'firmware-intelwimax' but that is just a guess.

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Originally Posted by widget (Post 4601020)
You need the firmware-linux-nonfree first of anything else you may need.

Possibly not. firmware-linux-nonfree "is a collection of firmware blobs which are not individually large enough to warrant a standalone package.". I'm using firmware-realtek without firmware-linux-nonfree.

Zssfssz 02-13-2012 03:28 AM

I dont know what my modle is (Ubuntu autodetected it:))...
Otherwise I know it is acer and intel.

cascade9 02-13-2012 03:41 AM

Debian has probably detected it as well. Run 'lspci' and post the output.

jim_p 02-13-2012 08:46 AM

Depending on what card you have, you will either need firmware-iwlwifi or firmware-ipw2x00. Both are on the non-free part of the repo.

Zssfssz 02-13-2012 09:29 AM

I mean that when I went to the additional drivers it found it right away. Now do I have to blacklist the driver in Debian? (add 'blacklist acer something' to blacklist.d Where is blacklist.d? I forgot!)
Oh and is it save to install those two packages or will I have to find the one I need?

TobiSGD 02-13-2012 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Zssfssz (Post 4601252)
Now do I have to blacklist the driver in Debian?

Blacklisting a driver causes the system to not use it. Would not make much sense if you want to use it.

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Oh and is it save to install those two packages or will I have to find the one I need?
Just install both, the system will load only the firmware it needs, having more firmware does no harm.

Zssfssz 02-13-2012 06:30 PM

Well to get Ubuntu to use the driver without an rfkill command I have to add "blacklist acer-wmi" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.


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